By: Nick Catto
2015 has been an amazing but confusing year for gamers. We’ve had tons of great surprises like Dying Light and Rocket League, mixed with duds like The Order 1886 and Evolve. But above all of that, we’ve had some massive success’ like Bloodborne and The Witcher 3. As great as 2015 has been, it’s just getting started. The Fall lineup is looking stacked with a wide range of games from tons of different genres. Picking the GOTY will be a daunting task. So without further adeu, here are the five remaining games I’m most looking forward to playing.
5: Mega Man Legacy Collection
If you’ve listened to any of my podcast’s you know I’m a huge Mega Man fanboy. Capcom has spurned me in the past by keeping the blue bomber on ice but may have redeemed themselves with this collection. For a great price of $15 you can own Mega Man 1-6 (the ones that matter) and the challenge mode. I can’t wait to see where I stack up against the world in these challenges.
4: Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars is my favorite thing in the entertainment world. The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite movie of all time. The Battle of Hoth is playable. That should be enough to sell this game, but if its not it also helps that the gameplay and graphics look great. My only trepidation is that EA is making it. If it launches like Battlefield 4 did I’ll never forgive EA.
3: Super Mario Maker
An endless amount of 2-D Mario levels… People have only dreamed about this. Finally that dream has been realized. You’ll now be able to test yourself in the gauntlet of the hardest Mario levels people can concoct. Or you can flip the switch and be the person creating the hellish challenges. The only question that remains is just how many flying Bowsers will you put at the end of your level?
2: Halo 5: Guardians
Halo will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s the series that made me fall in love with online gaming and FPS’ in general. Halo 5 will be the first true evolution for how the series plays. With new mechanics like boosting, ledge clambering and spartan drops Halo will truly be pushed to his limits.
1. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is the holy grail of games this year. With a rumored 400 hours of gameplay, town building and tons of random crap to do you’ll never get bored. This game should be worth $200 dollars, not $60. Bethesda revised the shooting mechanics of the game so you don’t have to spam VAT’s like in Fallout 3. It’s a safe thing to say that this is Bethesda’s most ambitious game ever, and with their history of games, that’s a huge statement.
So that’s my top 5 games left for 2015, let me know in the comments what yours are!